Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tammuz 15, 5774

Jordana Jacobs

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The Jewish Publication Society is helping to bring books from the past very much into the future. The organization is digitizing its Hebrew Bible and related biblical titles to create the JPS Digital Bible Collection, accessible through a free online Web-based portal. In addition to text, the Web site will feature relevant commentaries and biblical legends released by JPS over...
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To honor the fact that the 36th annual Earth Day falls on Saturday this year, Jewish organizations around the country are encouraging the observance of an environmental Shabbat. The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, the Teva Environmental Learning Center and Jewish Vegetarians of North America, along with a number of other groups, have teamed up to encourage rabbis...
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Vandalism has struck a South Jersey kosher restaurant several times this year, but when fresh symbols of hate were scrawled recently on the side of the establishment, the owner decided he had to take action. "This is the third time in the past three months," said Jacob Ben-Shitrit, owner of Jerusalem Glatt Kosher Restaurant in Ventnor, N.J. "I didn't [pay]...
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Though they were raised many, many miles apart - across an ocean even - Gerda Weissmann Klein and Morris Dees have seen enough racism, anti-Semitism and social persecution to last both their lifetimes. Klein, a Holocaust survivor, and Dees, an native Alabaman and civil-rights attorney, spoke to some 250 people last week as part of a panel discussion at the...
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Most kids would do anything to have a chance to play and explore at an interactive, hands-on museum, but when an evening at such a venue is also meant to raise funds for a good cause, even parents can get in on the action. More than 200 children and adults tackled exhibits, noshed on party food - pizza, cookies and...
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